Website Accessibility

Making sure your website is accessible to all users goes beyond laws and regulation. It’s the right thing to do! But it’s also good customer service. By providing an accessible experience, you will not only meet legal requirements, you will also expand your potential customer base.

In an effort to better serve my clients, I searched extensively to find a solution that is affordable, automated and easy to implement and I’m pleased to partner with accessiBe, a leader in web accessibility.

Solving Website Accessibility Issues

Where we previously relied upon manual monitoring, fixing and rechecking periodically, I can now implement a drop-in that uses an AI-powered, automatic system to achieve ADA compliance within 48 hours while also providing 24/7 monitoring. Through my partnership with accessiBe, I have secured a discounted rate for my clients.

Pricing is based on page count, with most sites running only $44/month, or $441/year (per domain), and I can have it installed in minutes. This solution is also available to any website platform, not only WordPress!

Still have questions?

I’ve written a blog post on how to get started with ADA website compliance, but here are some quick FAQs:

How do I know if I’m in compliance or not?

If I designed and coded your site, I implemented many accessible elements that are required like Alt tag fields on images used at launch, tab navigation, skip to main content and other items. I work to build in as many tools possible, however, maintaining compliance means any changes to your website need to be checked against the current laws again. Just as your website isn’t “done” when launched, neither is compliance; rather it’s an ongoing effort.

What makes us compliant?

Great question. In their Guidance on Web Accessibility and the ADA, the Department of Justice relies on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508 Standards. To be considered accessible, a website has to meet WCAG 2.1 AA level, which is to what I am referring when I discuss design choices with my clients.

Do I *really* need to worry?

Most non-governmental websites are not completely accessible. Any website that does not meet the criteria for a compliant website could be a target. Unfortunately, some industries are larger targets for litigation, and I’ve heard of too many cases in the wine and hospitality world. Despite your business sector, ADA compliance is something to take seriously. Aside from a lawsuit, providing an equitable user experience to all of your users is just good customer service (and will likely win you some serious loyalty points).